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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flit \Flit\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flitting.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel. flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. Fleet, v. i.] 1. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along. [1913 Webster] A shadow flits before me. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate. [1913 Webster] It became a received opinion, that the souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved. [1913 Webster] And the free soul to flitting air resigned. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flitting \Flitt"ing\, Flytting \Flytt"ing\, n. Contention; strife; scolding; specif., a kind of metrical contest between two persons, popular in Scotland in the 16th century. [Obs. or Scot.] These "flytings" consisted of alternate torrents of sheer Billingsgate poured upon each other by the combatants. --Saintsbury. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flitting \Flit"ting\, n. 1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering. [1913 Webster] 2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and it was now standing loaded at the door, ready to move away. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] Flitting
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "flitting": adrift, afloat, airborne, alternating, amorphous, brittle, capricious, changeable, changeful, circumforaneous, corruptible, deciduous, desultory, deviable, discursive, divagatory, dizzy, drifting, dying, eccentric, ephemeral, errant, erratic, evanescent, fading, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, fleeting, flickering, flighty, floating, fluctuating, fluttering, fly-by-night, flying, footloose, footloose and fancy-free, fragile, frail, freakish, fugacious, fugitive, gadding, giddy, gliding, gypsy-like, gypsyish, hovering, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, infirm, insubstantial, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, jet-propelled, landloping, mazy, meandering, mercurial, migrational, migratory, momentary, moody, mortal, mutable, nomad, nomadic, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable, rambling, ranging, restless, roaming, rocket-propelled, roving, scatterbrained, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, spasmodic, spineless, straggling, straying, strolling, temporal, temporary, traipsing, transient, transitive, transitory, transmigratory, unaccountable, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable, undisciplined, undurable, unenduring, unfixed, unpredictable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating, vagabond, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volant, volatile, volitant, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, winging, wishy-washy




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